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Tuesday July 29, 2014
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Dew Point: 56
Wind: NW at 6 mph
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Tornado Damages Trees, Buildings in Revere

July 28th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) (Photo Courtesy: Todd Kazakiewich/WCVB) by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively...

ABC40 Traffic Alert: Work on Longhill Street in Springfield

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists traveling along a busy roadway in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood may see some delays Tuesday. City officials say that on Tuesday, crews from Palmer Paving will be milling parts of Longhill...

Police: Man Killed Family, Himself in Maine

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July 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press SACO, Maine (AP) -- Police in Maine say a suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself. Detectives say 33-year-old Joel Smith shot his...

Remains Found in Duxbury Found to be Human

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July 28th, 2014
DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities are seeking help from the public as they investigate the discovery of a box containing human remains in Duxbury. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz and Duxbury Police Chief Matthew Clancy...

Smith & Wesson Paying $2M to Settle SEC Charges

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July 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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July 28th, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737...

Suspect Dead, Marshals and Cop Wounded in NYC

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July 28th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded. The U.S. Marshals...

Paving Work to Impact Travel at Busy Holyoke Intersection

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July 28th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A busy Holyoke intersection, which has been under construction for several months, is set to get some new pavement. City officials say that on Tuesday, repaving work will begin at the intersection of Homestead Avenue...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Down Over 3 Cents

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July 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Motorists in the area may be noticing a little relief at the gas pumps. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com reports that the average price of a gallon of gas in the area has dropped 3.2 cents over the last week - to...

Car Rates Returning to Levels Before Deregulation

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July 28th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Auto insurance rates that fell sharply after deregulation in Massachusetts are climbing again. The Boston Globe reports that five years after the state began to allow insurers to set their own rates, the average premium was about...

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

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July 28th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar...

Tornado Touches Down in Central Connecticut

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July 28th, 2014
WOLCOTT, Conn. (WGGB) -- The National Weather service confirmed that a weak tornado touched down in central Connecticut, as storms moved through the region on Sunday afternoon. The tornado was classified as an EF-0 tornado, with wind speeds of up...

One Man Dies, as Venice Beach Lightning Strike Injures 14

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July 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steve Christensen) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck or rattled 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt....

One Displaced by House Fire in Worthington

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July 28th, 2014
WORTHINGTON (WGGB) --Fire officials are still investigating what caused a house fire on Thrasher Hill Road in Worthington Sunday night that left one person without a place to live. That fire broke out just after 6:30 p.m. at the two story...

ABC40′s Brittany Decker Takes to the Skies on an Aerobatic Flight

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July 28th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- If you're looking for adventure this summer, an adrenaline rush, or a check off your bucket list, Abc40's Brittany Decker may have some ideas for you to try, or just view from your couch. Monday she takes us high in...